Until January 2022

Dr Perger is on Maternity Leave until January 2022. IFMC wish her the very best. Dr Perger is looking forward to returning to her patients early next year. Please view our website and Facebook page for updates.

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COVID-19 Pfizer Update

IFMC was one of the first practices in the 2500 postcode to volunteer and be allocated COVID vaccines for administration to patients in Phase 1b of the vaccine rollout.

The current allocation is 100 doses per week.

The practice is in regular contact with local Public Health bodies and is lobbying strongly for an increased supply. Until this is secured there will be significant waiting periods for people registering for COVID vaccine appointments at IFMC.

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Due to high demand for COVID vaccinations and ongoing restricted supply, the next available vaccine appointments at the designated Wednesday clinics are in September. 

All patients who have already booked their first and second dose are assured supply of vaccine for their appointments.

IFMC has been advised that supply will increase, and the Practice will immediately open new appointments.

 IFMC is thankful for your understanding patience and continued support.


IFMC is thrilled to welcome back Dr Lauren Piatek, Dr Penny Mitchell and Dr Hayley Commins, who have returned to IFMC.



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The Illawarra Family Medical Centre was founded in 2005 to create an environment that allowed doctors to deliver high-quality medical care in the ethos and style of traditional family general practice, from a modern, well-equipped, and professionally-staffed facility.

IFMC’s unique strategies and professional approach to general family practice were recognised in 2006 when ‘New Business of the Year’ at the Illawarra Business Awards was conferred. 

IFMC is independently owned and operated by local Doctors Rene Dostál, Peter Allan, Gary Butler, Ian McCorkindale and Michele McGrath.

IFMC is home to 17 Male and Female General Practitioners consulting from the facility who are all supported by an efficient operations team, including practice manager, practice nurses, front desk reception and administration staff. The General Practitioners have countless years of professional experience in and are committed to the Wollongong area. All doctors are vocationally registered, and all have achieved postgraduate qualifications in their areas of interest and expertise. 

IFMC is committed to educating the high achieving future doctors of Australia, participating in acknowledged teaching programs with the Graduate School of Medicine at the world-renowned University of Wollongong.

IFMC aims to provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages, focusing on preventive medicine to help patients, friends, and family achieve their best quality of life. 

IFMC welcomes all new patients, including overseas students. 

Our modern, fully equipped, air-conditioned practice has:

16 state of the art consulting rooms and suites. 

IFMC’s Treatment room accommodates 4 nursing beds, a private procedure room, separate children’s treatment bay, and changing facilities. The building comprises 2 spacious and well equipped waiting rooms with an enclosed children’s play area and desks with powerpoint sockets and USB charging ports. IFMC has 4 allied health suites dedicated to onsite clinical psychologists and visiting health specialists with its own private waiting room. 

A secure underground car-park for all patients is available on Basement Level (B2). Entry to this parking can be entered by looping off Crown Street heading toward Wollongong CBD or via Khan Lane off Dension Street. 

All areas of IFMC, including the car-park and foyer, are designated NO SMOKING areas.

The Illawarra Family Medical Centre has been awarded for its contribution to "Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievements" in the Illawarra Region through the New South Wales Government.